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What is Community-Based Care?

Community-Based Care (CBC) is a new way of providing foster care and case management services. It's a community-based approach to meeting the individual and unique needs of children, youth, and families.

Community-Based Care Contracting Opportunities

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) contracts within a geographic service area with a single contractor, officially known as a Single Source Continuum Contractor, or SSCC. The SSCC is responsible for finding foster homes or other living arrangements for children in state care and providing them a full continuum of services.

Current procurement opportunities are posted on the Electronic State Business Daily.  To apply for a Single Source Continuum Contract (SSCC) with DFPS, visit the Electronic State Business Daily website or eGrants website to search for Request for Application (RFA) postings.

Single Source Continuum Contractors

Catchment Area Name Website
Region 1 Saint Francis Community Services in Texas, Inc. saintfrancisministries.org
Region 2 2INgage, a division of Texas Family Initiative www.2ingage.org
3b (Erath, Hood, Johnson, Tarrant, Palo Pinto, Somervell and Parker counties) Our Community Our Kids, a division of ACH Child and Family Services www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org
Region 8a (Bexar County) Family Tapestry, a division of The Children’s Shelter www.familytapestry.org
8b (all counties except Bexar) RFA updated n/a

Procurement and Contracts

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